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Jud_T

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #700 on: July 30, 2013, 11:21:55 AM »
Andrew,

What did you think of Quail Crossing?

Jud, Have you played Quail or were you thinking of playing it?

I've been meaning to get down there, but have yet to make it south of Indy.  Quail and French Lick Ross are still on the to-do list.  I was supposed to go down to the area with my son for Spring break last year, but mild weather allowed our club to open early so we bailed.  There's no truth to the rumor that we bailed 'cause I chickened out on having dinner and drinks with JaKa...
Golf is a game. We play it. Somewhere along the way we took the fun out of it and charged a premium to be punished.- - Ron Sirak

Matt Bosela

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #701 on: July 30, 2013, 12:06:30 PM »
My last ten, starting with the most recent - a pretty good stretch for me:

St. Catharines G&CC, St. Catharines, Ontario, CAN (Home Course - Most recently played 07/28/13)
Devil's Paintbrush, Caledon Township, Ontario, CAN
Ballyneal, Holyoke, Colorado, USA
Colorado GC, Parker, Colorado, USA
The Broadmoor (West), Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California, USA
Peter Hay GC, Pebble Beach, California, USA
Pasatiempo GC, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore), Pebble Beach, California, USA
The Cal Club, South San Francisco, California, USA (Played on 05/24/13)

Nigel Islam

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #702 on: July 30, 2013, 01:42:35 PM »


That is a pretty good summation of Quail. Its fun to play, good greens. Worth a look if you are in town for another reason.
Andrew, were you going to play Rolling Hills?  I like playing Quail better, but my buddy Marc swears by RH.

Nigel -

"In-law golf" in the Evansville area typically involves Evansville Country Club or Victoria National.

I haven't played Rolling Hills, although I believe it shares an architectural lineage with ECC.

Best, Andrew

And Fendrich. Bill Diddel. Although ECC is a renovation as it opened circa 1901

Tom Bagley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #703 on: July 30, 2013, 01:55:52 PM »
Nice stretch for me (in reverse order):
Old Sandwich
Kittansett
Oak Hill (MA)
Vesper
Longmeadow (MA)
Wannamoisett
Concord (MA)
The Country Club (Championship Course)
Pleasant Valley
Stow Acres - North

J_ Crisham

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #704 on: July 30, 2013, 02:32:57 PM »
Oakmont
Fox Chapel
Prairie Dunes
Milwaukee CC
Cypress Point Club
SFGC
Yeamans Hall Club
Streamsong Red
Streamsong Blue
Pine Tree
Beverly CC
                   Still have a trip to Bandon in October and may head to NY in Sept- it's been a good year golfwise seeing a multitude of great architecture. Had to cancel a trip to Inverness in late June- hope to play it at a later date.

Ash Towe

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #705 on: July 30, 2013, 02:56:21 PM »
I will slightly amend this to my last trip:

Lahinch
Ballybunion Old
Royal County Down
Portmarnock
Sunningdale Old and New
Swinley Forest
Walton Heath Old
Sebonack
Merion East
Winged Foot West
NGLA
Friars Head
Winged Foot East

I cannot see any travel for golf for a very long time after this.

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #706 on: July 30, 2013, 03:24:48 PM »
Wade Hampton
Diamond Creek
Mimosa Hills
Biltmore Forest
Grandfather - Mountain Springs
Grandfather Mountain
The Olde Farm
Bigwin Island
National Pines
Bigwin Island

Rick Shefchik

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #707 on: July 31, 2013, 12:41:37 PM »
I will slightly amend this to my last trip:

Lahinch
Ballybunion Old
Royal County Down
Portmarnock
Sunningdale Old and New
Swinley Forest
Walton Heath Old
Sebonack
Merion East
Winged Foot West
NGLA
Friars Head
Winged Foot East

I cannot see any travel for golf for a very long time after this.

I can't see that you'd need to, Ash. You nailed just about every course on my wish list.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 03:03:08 PM by Rick Shefchik »
"Golf is 20 percent mechanics and technique. The other 80 percent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness and conversation." - Grantland Rice

Ash Towe

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #708 on: July 31, 2013, 03:00:57 PM »
Rick,

Good to hear from you.  Hope you are well and you are enjoying the writing.

All the courses I visited were great experiences.  If you get the chance to play any of them, take it.

Sean_A

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #709 on: August 01, 2013, 10:03:32 AM »
Innisfil Beach - Doak 0
Trehaven - 2
Ambassador - 2
Plum Hollow - 4
Rackham - 4
Barton Hills - 8
U of M - 6
Glencairn - 4
Emerald Hills - 3
Cedar Brae - 3

Jeepers

What a slam on Plum Hollow! What was the problem?

Ciao
New plays planned for 2023: Cardigan, St David's City, Panmure, Kinghorn, Harrogate, Hinckley, Robin Hood & Ladybank

Brian Joines

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #710 on: August 02, 2013, 03:35:18 PM »
Oakmont
Fox Chapel
Prairie Dunes
Milwaukee CC
Cypress Point Club
SFGC
Yeamans Hall Club
Streamsong Red
Streamsong Blue
Pine Tree
Beverly CC
                   Still have a trip to Bandon in October and may head to NY in Sept- it's been a good year golfwise seeing a multitude of great architecture. Had to cancel a trip to Inverness in late June- hope to play it at a later date.

FYI: I was at Inverness on Wednesday. They are about to begin work on their greens (expansion and restoring contours), as well as regrassing all of the fairways and greens. I believe they close Sunday for the remainder of the year.

Jim Sherma

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #711 on: August 05, 2013, 09:31:25 AM »
Home course multiple times:

Hershey CC - West (Maurice McCarthy)
Hershey CC - East (George Fazio)
Hershey Links (Hurdzan and Fry)
Spring Creek (9-holes Maurice McCarthy)

Road Trips:

Baltimore Country Club - East (Tillinghast)
Country Club of York (Ross)
Philadelphia Cricket Club - Wissahickon (Tillinghast)
Lebanon CC (Findlay)
Mark Twain GC (Ross)
Green Pond CC (Findlay)

It's been a good year. Here are some quick statements about the road trip courses:

MarkTwain was the best surprise. I expected it to be pretty good but I was really blown away by how good the greens were. And at $23 to walk on a weekday and $26 to walk on a weekend it was easily the best bargain of the bunch.

Baltimore is a great course with greens as difficult as any I have ever putted. Fast with significant slope. Many stand out holes over good terrain. I had a great caddy named Seth who was a wonderful reader of the greens and helped make for a great day out.

CC of York is as under the radar as you can get and it was really a wonderful golf course on a good piece of land. Ross' routing made a fairly severe property a very nice walk without it feeling like a slog. Strong recommendation if you have the chance.

Philly Cricket was a treat and I can only imaging how good it will be once the restoration is completed!

Lebanon is a cool Alex Findlay course that has a lot of really neat stuff going on. The Front nine is good but the back nine is over a little more interesting terrain and is very good. There are so many fun shots that I did not respect how difficult it is the first bunch of times I've played it.

Green Pond is a public Alex Findlay course in Bethlehem, PA. The land is not too interesting but the green complexes are pretty good and it is kept in good shape. Definitely worth a play if convenient.

And I hit both the clubhouse at Cricket and the Barn at Baltimore. 2 for 2 on Tillinhast buildings in play.
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Stu Grant

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #712 on: August 05, 2013, 08:26:04 PM »
Mt. Pleasant Country Club (Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA)
St. Marys Golf & Country Club (St. Marys, ON, Canada)
St. George's Golf & Country Club (Etobicoke, ON, Canada)
Beacon Hall Golf Club (Aurora, ON, Canada)
Tartan Fields Golf Club (Dublin, OH, USA)
Double Eagle Club (Galena, OH, USA)
Princeville - Prince Course (Princeville, Kauai, HI, USA)
Kapalua - Plantation Course (Lahaina, Maui, HI, USA)
Waabooz Run - fka Holiday Greens par-3 (Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA)
Tarandowah Golfers Club (Avon, ON, Canada)

Michael Goldstein

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #713 on: August 06, 2013, 04:17:31 PM »
Royal Hague - Great land.  Brilliantly tilted greens. Solid maintenance (they use sheep to maintain the rough which is awesome)

Hattemse - 9 holes on a small parcel of land.  Very natural.  Blind 260m short 4 a highlight.

Canterbury - Undulating land and some good moments (i.e., the moguls).  Too many different styles of bunkering from over enthusiastic greens committees.

Deal - Underrated by 1 point in the confidential guide.  

Delamere Forest - Would be better known if near London.  Excellent routing and a 'play every day' course.  

Prestwick - Special place.  Ran's write up is perfect.  

Balgownie - Very narrow but still epic.  Land movement on the front nine is unreal.  Crosses the divide between a championship course and still being fun.    

Cruden Bay - Less mental second time around.  

Carnoustie - Land more undulating than I remember around the clubhouse end of the course.  Last 5 holes with many low greens are very good.

Elie -  Burnt to a crisp and FUN.  

There have been another 8 or so on this trip, but as at tonight that's the last ten.  
@Pure_Golf

Graylyn Loomis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #714 on: August 08, 2013, 12:19:23 PM »
I've been very fortunate this summer getting in some great golf! In order from most recent going backwards:

Sleepy Hollow CC
Winged Foot (East & West)
Wahcona CC
Fishers Island Club
Pine Valley
Bethpage (Black)
Biltmore Forest CC
St Andrews Old Course
St Andrews New Course
Kingsbarns

Really enjoyed Sleepy Hollow. One of the least recognized great courses in Westchester County...
« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 04:41:18 PM by Graylyn Loomis »

Garland Bayley

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #715 on: August 08, 2013, 03:35:48 PM »
So as to beat PCraig, welcome to the website Graylyn
"I enjoy a course where the challenges are contained WITHIN it, and recovery is part of the game  not a course where the challenge is to stay ON it." Jeff Warne

Graylyn Loomis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #716 on: August 08, 2013, 04:42:45 PM »
Thanks GJ! Really looking forward to contributing to the message board.

Terry Lavin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #717 on: August 08, 2013, 06:22:39 PM »
Graylyn,

Welcome. Many of us are instantly envious of you!  Find the Who Are You Guys thread and tell us about yourself.
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.  H.L. Mencken

Ben Jarvis

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #718 on: August 09, 2013, 06:41:58 AM »
Graylyn

Great to see you on GCA - welcome!

For those that are unfamiliar with Graylyn's great blog, you can read it here - livingasalinksgolfer.blogspot.com
Twitter: @BennyJarvis
Instagram: @bennyj08

Steve Wilson

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #719 on: August 09, 2013, 07:37:29 AM »
When I was out of the country (USA)

Fortrose and Rosemarkie
Brora
Golspie
Noordwijkse
Swinkelsche
Eindhoven
Royal Hague
DePan
Kennemer
Tain
Reay
 Ooops that eleven.

Once I return to my stomping grounds it becomes tres indistingue.
Some days you play golf, some days you find things.

I'm not really registered, but I couldn't find a symbol for certifiable.

"Every good drive by a high handicapper will be punished..."  Garland Bailey at the BUDA in sharing with me what the better player should always remember.

Mark Saltzman

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #720 on: March 01, 2014, 08:46:45 PM »
Stemming from Mac's recent thread, someone made the comment that most of the folks on here generally play average courses.  

Might as well take a survey.  What are the last ten courses you played?

Mine:

Ravisloe - 5
Thunderhawk - 5
Butler - 7
Shepherd's Crook - 6
Skokie - 7
Barnbougle Dunes - 9
Barnbougle Lost Farm - 8
Yarra Yarra - 6
St. Andrew's Beach - 8
Royal Melbourne West - 9

Sven, RMW a 9?? What keeps it from perfect 10 status?

Gene Greco

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #721 on: March 01, 2014, 09:28:02 PM »
Mountain Lake
Los Angeles Country Club
Valley Club of Montecito
Indian Creek CC
Miami Biltmore
Southampton GC
Shinnecock Hills
Winged Foot
National Golf Links
Newport CC
"...I don't believe it is impossible to build a modern course as good as Pine Valley.  To me, Sand Hills is just as good as Pine Valley..."    TOM DOAK  November 6th, 2010

Rees Milikin

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #722 on: March 02, 2014, 12:32:52 AM »
Country Club of Orlando
Clewiston Golf Course
Victoria Hills
Deltona Club
Tobacco Road
Pinehurst #2
Dormie Club
Pine Needles
Mid Pines
Southern Pines

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #723 on: March 02, 2014, 02:53:05 AM »


Sven, RMW a 9?? What keeps it from perfect 10 status?

Mark:

If I gave it a 10, there wouldn't be any room to rate the composite course higher.

Sven
"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Joey Chase

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Re: Your Last Ten
« Reply #724 on: March 02, 2014, 02:54:00 AM »
Not much golf played last year;

Crans sur Sierre (Ballesteros)
Golf Club Montreux (Reno by Fream)
Morfontaine (Simpson)
Mid Pines (Ross)
Pinehurst #2 (Ross)
Dormie Club (Coore/Crenshaw)
Pine Needles (Ross)
Golf du Medoc (Coore)
El Saler (Arana)
PGA Catalunya Stadium (Gallardo/Coles)

Look forward to what comes next

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